July 1 - July 31, 2018

Heather Love

Houston Zoo Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 941 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    52
    pieces of plastic cutlery
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    26
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    156
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    312
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Challenges

Create Your Own

Long Term Commitment

I will continue to be aware of all purchases and find ways to continually reduce single use plastics from our daily lives.

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Lifestyle

Compost Pet Waste

I will spend 30 minutes learning how to compost pet waste at home or research pet waste composting services available in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 40 hour(s) in my community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

That Was a Close Shave

I will replace my disposable razors with steel razors. Why not try using hair conditioner instead of shaving foam for that baby smooth feel?

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Pearly Whites

I will purchase toothpaste in an aluminum tube or in a glass jar or make my own!

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Brusha Brusha Brusha

I will replace my plastic toothbrush with a bamboo toothbrush.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Food

Lobby for Reusables

I will lobby my workplace to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about waste with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Natural Fibers

When available, I will purchase clothing made with natural fibers, such as cotton, linen, or wool, rather than synthetic fibers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Complete a Waste Audit

I will conduct a waste audit - including recyclables and compost - to understand how much waste I create and where I can reduce the most.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Lifestyle

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Share My Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a beach, highway, river, or other cleanup effort in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Keep My Community Clean

I will pick up 12 piece(s) of litter each day.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Personal Care

Pretty oh so Pretty

I will purchase beauty products that are packaged in sustainable packaging.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Personal Care

Just Say No

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusables at Work

I will use reusable dishes and silverware when eating at work.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Water Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 6 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Start Composting

I will start a compost collection at home, work, or school.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy Unpackaged Produce

I will purchase produce items without plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Minimize Packaging

I will purchase food items with the least amount of packaging.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Use Reusable Containers

I will only use reusable containers instead of single-use plastic storage items (such as plastic wrap, single-use sandwich bags).

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Use Reusable Utensils

I will keep 2 plastic cutlery out of the landfill per day by using my own reusable cutlery.

COMPLETED 26 OF 31
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Heather Love 7/31/2018 8:46 PM
    I am very proud to be a part of the Houston Zoo and our collective goal to make an impact on global conservation. Together we can make huge changes for wildlife and the earth we all share. Congratulations to all for a job well done. Keep up those actions going forward and share your experiences with as many people as possible. 🌎

  • Heather Love 7/21/2018 5:45 AM
    Forgot my grocery bags in the car (usually remember} so my girls and I loaded all purchased items back into cart and bagged them when we got to the car. It was actually very easy. No excuses for plastic bags! 😊